Comment to win free copies of ‘Beginning Python Visualization’ – Winners announced

March 26, 2010  |  Contests

You know when you're going through old junk and find something really awesome that you completely forgot about? Well that's what happened to me the other day, and lucky for you it's free e-copies of Beginning Python Visualization. Four of them, actually.

Simply leave a comment below by Sunday, March 28, 11:59pm EDT for a chance to win, and then come back to this post on Monday to see the winners. Let's make it a round of desert island. Name the five movies that you would want to take with you if you were stranded on a desert island.

I'll get it started:

  • Back to the Future
  • Forrest Gump
  • Billy Elliot
  • Shawsank Redemption
  • The Sting

Good luck!

P.S. Here's my review of Beginning Python Visualization, in case you missed it.

Winner Announced

Congratulations to the four following people. You should have received your redemption codes via email by now.

Thanks everyone else for participating, and good luck next time.

241 Comments

  • want!

  • josegregorioga March 26, 2010 at 12:07 am

    I want it

  • 1. Star wars Episode II
    2. Star wars Episode III
    3. Star wars Episode IV
    4. Star wars Episode V
    5. Star wars Episode VI

  • yes please!

  • That’s Easy:

    The Bourne Identity
    Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
    Stardust
    Moulin Rouge
    Munich

    So, about that book…

  • Avatar
    The Dark Knight
    Terminator – Judgment Day
    Minority Report
    Up

  • oh…missed that part:

    Life is Beautiful

    Forrest Gump

    LOTR

    Oh Brother Where Art Thou

    Everything is Illuminated

  • gimme gimme please.

  • 1. Brazil
    2. Annie Hall
    3. 2001: A Space Odyssey
    4. City Lights
    5. Taxi Driver.

  • Wall-E
    Juno
    Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back
    The Castle
    Bladerunner

  • Schindler’s List
    A Clockwork Orange
    The Wall
    Star Wars: A New Hope
    Pulp Fiction

  • Trevor Pierce March 26, 2010 at 12:13 am

    The Matrix
    The Dark Knight
    The Hurt Locker
    Pulp Fiction
    Se7en

  • the hangover
    hurt locker
    the reader
    avatar
    up in the air

  • 1) Hedwig and the Angry Inch
    2) Requiem for a Dream
    3) The Sound of Music
    4) Pi
    5) The Life of Brian

    Please?

  • * Face Off
    * October Sky
    * Golden Eye
    * The Matrix
    * 300

  • Robinson Crusoe
    Mutiny on the Bounty
    Dr. No
    The Blue Lagoon
    Jurassic Park

    Everything you need to know on a tropical island.

  • Dead Man
    Before Sunrise
    O’ Brother Where Art Thou
    A Prophet
    Pirates of the Caribean

    Pick me, pick me!

  • Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery
    So I Married an Axe Murderer
    Firefly
    Star Wars (when I saw it there were no modifiers)
    Hellboy 2: The Golden Army

    plus a home theatre, generator and fuel of course.

  • 1) repo man
    2) the big lebowski
    3) friday
    4) goodfellas
    5) the shawshank redemption

  • 1. Blade Runner
    2. Brazil
    3. Dr Strangelove
    4. Office Space
    5. High Fidelity

  • Greetings. I’ve been lurking for quite a while, bad habit that. I’ve been surprised at how just a small bit of this information has led me to some amusing ideas. Keep bringing it. :)

  • Transformers: The Animated Movie (1984)
    Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy (2005)
    Watchmen
    Serenity
    The Hangover

    Looks like a great book!

  • I would love to have this book

  • - Rambo
    – Random 3 Picks for James Bond
    – Schindlers List!

  • 1. Lord Of the Rings (that counts as one, right?)
    2. The Incredibles
    3. Dr. Strangelove
    4. The Godfather
    5. Cast Away (this one seems to be the most practical)

  • The Sting
    Syriana
    Munich
    The Good Shepherd
    Harvey

  • Eternal Sunshine of Spotless Mind
    Paranoid Park
    The virgins suicide
    The Fall
    Tokyo

    I want the book really badly!!!

  • 1. Laurel and Hardy in The Music Box
    2. O Brother, Where Art Thou
    3. The French Connection
    4. Eraserhead
    5. Frankenstein

  • Spaceballs
    Blazing Saddles
    The Producers
    Pulp Fiction
    Reservoir Dogs

    Basically, I’d be happy with either Mel Brooks or Quentin Tarantino on the island, forget the movies.

  • Well, I’d have time to make it through them!

    1. Cinematon (150 hrs)
    2. Matrjoschka (95 hrs)
    3. The Cure for Insomnia (87 hrs)
    4. The Longest Most Meaningless Movie in the World (48 hrs)
    5. **** (25 hrs)

  • 1. The Bourne Ultimatium
    2. Toy Story
    3. Lord of the Rings
    4. Where the Wild Things Are
    5. The Matrix

  • Oh man how do I decide.

    The Matrix
    Slap Shot
    Goonies
    Independence Day
    Ghost Busters

  • Mmm. Words on paper.

    1. Cinema Paradiso
    2. The 39 Steps
    3. Blade Runner
    4. Pulp Fiction
    5. The Incredibles

  • 1. Castaway # What Else
    2. LOTR extended Edition: The Two Towers # The first one is a bit too slow
    3. LOTR extended Edition: The Return of the King # But #2 and #3 are so long they’ll help pass the time
    4. MacGyver box set # Inspiration to build a raft out of god-knows what
    5. Pirates of The Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl # Sea Turtles

  • cjmegatron81 March 26, 2010 at 12:46 am

    Rudy
    Waterboy
    Big Fan
    The Wedding Singer
    Pirates of Silicon Valley

  • I want one plz!

    Rudy
    Rain Man
    Caddyshack
    Office Space
    The Usual Suspects

    … no particular order. I love Netflix.

  • 1) Blade Runner
    2) Full Metal Jacket
    3) Ghost In the Shell
    4) City of God
    5) Baraka

  • Amelie
    Royal Tenenbaums
    Requiem for a Dream
    The Brothers Grimm
    Mirrormask

  • 1. Chariots of Fire
    2. Hoosiers
    3. The Princess Bride
    4. The Bourne Identity
    5. Oceans 11

  • 1) Fellowship of the Ring
    2) The Two Towers
    3) Return of the King
    4) Peter Brook’s Mahabharatha
    5) The Fountain

  • Into the Wild
    One Week
    The Wall
    The Assassination Of Jesse James
    Star Trek!!!

  • 1. Donnie Darko
    2. Heat
    3. Being John Malkovic
    4. Pan’s Labyrinth
    5. Castaway (for the irony)

  • 1) Dr. Strangelove
    2) Children of Men
    3) The Maltese Falcon
    4) Jurassic Park
    5) Some porn

  • Maborosi
    Ermo
    The Matrix
    Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
    Pulp Fiction

  • Since even in a worst case scenario I would remember to have my laptop:
    – The Shawshank Redemption
    – Wall-E
    – Serenity
    – Paprika
    – Amelie
    The trick, I think, is keeping a charge on the laptop (an e-book wouldn’t help on a deserted island without it!). I bet a beach’s palm trees would make a great wind farm.

  • 1. Clue
    2. The Matrix
    3. Ocean’s Eleven
    4. The Sting
    5. V for Vendetta

  • 1. Le Fabuleux Destin d’Amélie Poulain (Amélie)
    2. Avatar
    3. Stigmata
    4. 赤壁 (Red Cliff)
    5. Babel

  • Peter Robinson March 26, 2010 at 1:03 am

    hmm, that’s tough. Only 5?

    1. The simple life of Noah Dearborn
    2. Forrest Gump
    3. Monty Python and the Holy Grail
    4. Star Wars
    5. Wild Hogs

  • 1. Donnie Darko
    2. Monsters Inc
    3. Starwars episode VI
    4. Three times
    5. Casino Royale

  • 1. Mall Rats
    2. Batman (Keaton, Nicholson, Basinger, the good one)
    3. Usual Suspects
    4. Up
    5. Children of Men

  • 1. Primer
    2. Son of Rambow
    3. The Matrix
    4. Zoolander
    5. Amores Perros

  • Children of Men
    Ladies and Gentlemen, the Fabulous Stains
    Hedwig and the Angry Inch
    Amelie
    District 9

  • Recently found the site and have been enjoying the content – keep up the good work.

    The Matrix
    LOTR – The Two Towers
    Boondock Saints
    The Rock
    The Bourne Identity

  • Requiem for a Dream
    Serenity
    300
    The Dark Knight
    Monty Python and the Holy Grail

  • Blade Runner
    Raising Arizona
    Moulan Rouge
    Star-ship Troopers
    Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon

  • Adam Riggall March 26, 2010 at 2:02 am

    Pi
    Disney’s Robin Hood
    The Lion in Winter
    Shaun of the Dead
    Dark Knight

  • Tough call. Probably:

    The Matrix
    Donnie Darko
    Blade Runner
    The Terminator
    Hackers

  • Gavin holt March 26, 2010 at 2:29 am

    Pulp fiction
    it’s a wonderful life
    ferris buellers day off
    goodfellas
    the goonies

  • The Yearling
    To Kill A Mockingbird
    The Sound of Music
    South Pacific
    It’s a Wonderful Life
    All Quiet On The Western Front (Original)

  • The Yearling
    To Kill A Mockingbird
    The Sound of Music
    South Pacific
    All Quiet On The Western Front (Original)

  • sorry for the double post :)

  • Star Wars
    The Bourne Identity
    Der Krieger und die Kaiserin
    Bringing Up Baby
    Top Hat

  • Hmmm, only five..? :)

    City of Angels
    Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
    Chicago
    Avatar
    The Matrix

  • Army of Darkness
    Fight Club
    The Usual Suspects
    LA Confidential
    The Nightmare Before Christmas

  • Life of Brian
    Holy Grail
    The Meaning of Life
    Live at the Hollywood Bowl
    And Now for Something Completely Different

  • 1. Alien
    2. Aliens
    3. Run Lola Run
    4. La Femme Nikita
    5. 5th Element

  • Well…

    * The Big Lebowski
    * Mars Attacks!
    * Monty Python & The Holy Grail
    * Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy
    * No Country For Old Men

  • would love to win one!

  • e-books are the best!

    1) The Matrix
    2) Lord of the Rings
    3) Clerks
    4) Harold and Kumar Go to White Castle
    5) Office Space

  • The Classics:

    – Ghostbusters
    – The Sandlot
    – Jurassic Park
    – Home Alone
    – Rescuers Down Under

    would luuuurv the book…

  • Brain Donors
    Hero
    The Blue Planet
    Spring Summer Fall Winter… and Spring
    Fantasia

    (I couldn’t use the book, just wanted to play too!)

  • Ha! Easy. I want!

    My movies are

    Pulp Fiction
    One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest
    No Country for Old Men
    The Incredibles
    the Matrix

  • oooooh, awesome!

    the dark knight
    o brother where art thou
    lord of the rings (is the box set allowed?)
    district 9
    miller’s crossing

  • Seems like a great book!!

  • Cool! *want*

    The Last Emperor
    Horton
    As it is in Heaven
    Honey
    No te mueras sin decirme adónde vas (Argentina 1995)

    PS: With the book, I’d make astronomical data visualizations!

  • These may not be the best films I’ve seen, but they’re the ones I can watch over and over again until the battery runs out on the portable DVD player and I’m left with semi-useless round mirrors.

    In no particular order:

    – The Fifth Element
    – Taxi (the original french one – but with English subtitles)
    – 10 Things I Hate About You
    – Donnie Darko
    – The Usual Suspects

  • C’est arrivé près de chez vous
    Casablanca
    Bladerunner
    Apocalypse Now
    Nueve Reinas

  • Bladerunner
    Back to the Future
    Dark City
    Matrix
    Brazil

  • Lost Highway
    Fifth Element
    Shrek
    Night on Earth
    The Man Who Knew Too Little

  • Léon
    Amélie
    The Usual Suspects
    The Sixth Sense
    Ice Age

  • Matrix
    Annie Hal
    Requiem for a Dream
    Apocalypse Now
    Monty Python – The Meaning of Life (a must for any pythonistas ;-))

    Since I love Python and information visualization I will be really happy to win this book.

  • * The Usual Suspects
    * The Shawshank Redemption
    * Apocalypse Now
    * Monsters Inc.
    * No Country for Old Men

    Had a flick through this book the other day, looked good.

  • 1. Dark City
    2. Fargo
    3. Night of the Hunter (Robert Mitchum version, duh)
    4. Finding Nemo
    5. Brain Donors

    Obviously, Lord of the Rings should be on that list, but I figure it counts as three movies, and I can’t justify burning three slots on that, despite the fact that it represents the pinnacle of human artistic achievement.

  • Dark city
    Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back
    Bladerunner
    Terminator
    La guerre du feu

  • i. The Big Lebowski
    ii. King Rat
    iii. Anchorman
    iv. Kagemusha
    v. The Great Dictator

    A nice cross section I think. I’m assumin’ I don’t have to bring my own DVD player?

  • 1. Matrix I
    2. Bladerunner
    3. Star Wars ep 4
    4. Star Trek Generations
    5. Lord of the Rings I

  • Me !!

    1. The Party
    2. A Serious Man
    3. Airplane!
    4. Leon
    5. Up in the air

  • Nathan, I suspect you of assembling a dataset that you will visualize in a forthcoming post :)
    I like netfoo answer a lot but won’t plagiarize!
    anyway, considering it’s on a desert island i’d get
    – cast away
    – into the wild
    – lord of the flies
    – swiss family robinson
    – lost (all seasons)

    might as well learn a thing or two :)

  • It’d be:

    Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas
    The Godfather
    Shawshank Redemption
    12 Monkeys
    Groundhog Day

    For me. Thanks!

  • Thanks for the opportunity!

    Die Hard
    Unforgiven
    The Hurt Locker
    The Hangover
    The Matrix

  • Bladerunner

    The Godfather

    The Godfather: Part II

    Casablanca

    Lost Horizon

  • The Life of Brian
    The Big Lebowski
    Vertigo
    Amélie
    Spirited Away

  • Godfather
    ET
    Zombieland
    Forgetting Sarah Marshall
    Kill Bill

  • Big Lebowski
    Blade Runner
    In Bruges
    The Maltese Falcon
    Inglorious Bastards

  • High Fidelity
    The Aviator
    Gattaca
    Kill Bill 2
    Fight Club

  • - “Underground” by Emir Kusturica
    – Dark City
    – Dawn of the Dead
    – The meaning of Life (it shouldn’t surprise that there are many Monty Python fans answering here, since you are giving a way a book on Python)
    – The others

  • Kinda hard, but here it goes. Sort of…

    1. The Goonies
    2. Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade
    3. Godfather II (actually the trilogy, but if I had to pick one…)
    4. 12 Angry Men
    5. Lord of the Rings – Fellowship of the Ring (also, the trilogy, but if I had to pick one…)

    I know, I know… Doesn’t make much sense to have movies like 12 Angry Men and The Goonies in the same list, but hey; I’m a child of the 80’s =)

  • the lord of rings
    the matrix
    star wars
    god father
    harry potters

  • Scott Anderson March 26, 2010 at 7:56 am

    in no particular order:

    the princess bride
    rosencrantz and guildenstern are dead
    real genius
    o brother where art thou
    pirates of the carribean

  • John Takao Collier March 26, 2010 at 8:00 am

    1. Casablanca
    2. Citizen Kane
    3. Lord of the Rings
    4. Dr. Strangelove
    5. Play It Again, Sam

    Sigh, I guess this shows that I’m an old guy. Well, old guys need visualization more than young whipper-snappers cuz’ our eyes aren’t so good any more.

  • 1. E.T.
    2. Dark Knight
    3. Shawshank Redemption
    4. M.I.B (for the Pug, Frank)
    5. Slumdog Millionnaire

    What a great prize. I have been enamored with data visualization for the past year. I think it’s about time to jump in and contribute.

  • Back to the Future
    Top Gun
    Tommy Boy
    Boondock Saints
    Donnie Darko

  • Speaking of Python, I still need to work on my Beautiful Soup skills.

  • For everyone who said this was easy it’s not. Yes I am another lurker too
    1) Ocean’s 11
    2) The Usual Suspects
    3) Castaway (with directions on how to escape a desert island)
    4) Pineapple Express
    5) Fight Club

    Others under heavy consideration:
    Gladiator, and The sting both of which originally made the list. Sorry Citizen Kane

  • 1. Blade Runner
    2. Fight Club
    3. Repo Man
    4. Taxi Driver
    5. Dr. Strangelove

  • american beauty
    big labowski
    princess bride
    matrix 1
    crouching tiger hidden dragon

    doesn’t seem fair, but would be great to have this be boxed sets since there’s all that time

    john adams
    earth to the moon
    lord of the rings
    star trek
    colors (krzysztof kieslowski)

  • Castaway (obvious reasons – training manual!)
    Contact
    LOTR – Fellowship (extended version)
    LOTR – Two Towers (extended version)
    LOTR – Return of the King (extended version)

  • Lorenzo Morales March 26, 2010 at 9:15 am

    That’s tough man! I’ll give it a shot…

    Buffulo ’66
    Bagdad Cafe
    The Pillow Book
    No Country For Old Men
    Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind

    I can go on…

  • 1. Fight Club
    2. Blade Runner
    3. 12 Monkeys
    4. Batman: The Dark Knight
    5. Solyaris (Solaris)

  • Michael Kainrath March 26, 2010 at 9:17 am

    Monty Python and the Holy Grail
    Monty Python’s The Meaning of Life
    Goodbye Mr. Chips
    Christmas Story
    Blues Brothers

  • Muppets from Space
    Muppet Movie
    Boondock Saints
    Beetleguese
    SLC Punk

  • Hmm.

    The Big Lebowski
    The Matrix
    The Shawshank Redemption
    The Natural
    Unbreakable

  • have the data visualization w/ processing book… but prefer python dev over java any day. would love this book

  • - Lost in Translation
    – The Bank Job
    – 2001: A Space Odyssey
    – City of God
    – The Seven Samurai

  • 1. There Will Be Blood
    2. Good Will Hunting
    3. Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
    4. Kill Bill I & II
    5. Vanilla Sky

  • The Lion in Winter
    Clockwork Orange
    Monty Python and the Holy Grail
    Godfather, pt 1
    A Fish Called Wanda

  • Oh boy! Can’t wait to see what you do with all of this reader data ;).

    Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
    Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas
    Waking Life
    The Big Lebowski
    Jurassic Park

    I guess maybe if I win this book it’ll have to be my excuse to learn python…

  • Goonies
    Indiana Jones – Raiders
    Indiana Jones – Temple of Doom
    Indiana Jones – Last Crusade
    Young Sherlock Holmes

  • Marc Hendel March 26, 2010 at 9:56 am

    I just started learning Python (with my 12 year old son) and I am finding it to be extremely useful and powerful, so this book would be a great addition to our growing collection of Python manuals.

    Movies:
    1) Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark
    2) Pirates of the Caribbean: Curse of the Black Pearl
    3) Sneakers
    4) A Hard Day’s Night
    5) What the Bleep Do We Know?

  • if ted wins:
    me = “happy”

  • - Fitzcarraldo
    – L’ Armata Brancaleone
    – Match Point
    – Lost in translation
    – The Darjeeling Limited

  • My faves:

    * Enter the Dragon
    * Empire Strikes Back
    * Fight Club
    * Being John Malkovich
    * 2001: A Space Oddessy

  • I’m visualizing myself winning this book.

    Movies:
    1) Wargames
    2) The Matrix
    3) Indiana Jones Raiders of the Lost Ark
    4) Big Trouble in Little China
    5) The Big Lebowski

  • Off the top of my head in no particular order:

    Magnolia
    Pulp Fiction
    The Big Lebowski
    Annie Hall
    American Movie

  • 1. The Shawshank Redemption
    2. Avatar
    3. Fight Club
    4. Pulp Fiction
    5. The Big Lebowski

  • Wall-e
    The Wedding Singer
    Indiana Jones Raiders of the Lost Ark
    The Matrix
    Godfather

    Python/iPython/Numpy/Scipy/Matplotlib have saved me from banging my head against matlab. Would love to learn more.

  • •Survival Island
    •Lord of the Flies
    •The Beach
    •Castaway
    •Survivorman Series

  • Pulp Fiction
    Star Wars: Episode V – The Empire Strikes Back
    The Dark Knight
    Fight Club
    The Usual Suspects

  • The Princess Bride
    Star Wars Episode IV – A New Hope
    Star Wars Episode V – The Empire Strikes Back
    Star Wars Episode VI – Return of the Jedi
    Big Trouble in Little China

  • Fight Club
    Dodgeball
    The Shawshank Redemption
    Clerks
    Ong Bak

  • Pick me! I’m a young aspiring data analyzer in need of more than Excel and Matlab!

    1. Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade
    2. Hoosiers
    3. Empire Strikes Back
    4. His Girl Friday
    5. 12 Angry Men

  • Shawshank Redemption
    Fight Club
    Pulp Fiction
    Dark Knight
    Monty Python and the Holy Grail

  • 1. Nim’s Island
    2. Swiss Family Robinson
    3. Sneakers
    4. Contact
    5. Sound of Music

  • 1) Finding Nemo
    2) Shortbus
    3) Before Sunset
    4) I heart Huckabees
    5) GO

  • WANT

    1. Young Frankenstein
    2. Office Space
    3. Memento
    4. Inglourious Basterds
    5. Fight Club

  • My five:

    1. The Day of the Jackal
    2. Airplane!
    3. The Big Lebowski
    4. Casablanca
    5. The Battle of Algiers

  • John Spashett March 26, 2010 at 11:00 am

    Secretary
    Contact
    Amelie
    Breakfast Club
    Chinatown

  • * Powers of Ten
    * Touch of Evil
    * A Streetcar Named Desire
    * North by Northwest
    * The Apartment

  • *Any Survivorman episode about living on a desert island
    *10 ways to cook a DVD
    *How to turn your DVD player into a ham radio
    *101 useful things to build with coconuts
    *Idiocracy

  • Polymorphus March 26, 2010 at 11:21 am

    * Revolver
    * Ghost in a Shell
    * Scarface
    * The Green Butchers
    * Monsters Inc.

  • * 10 Things I’d Lick About You
    * An Officer and a Genitalman
    * Indiana Bones and the temple of Poon
    * Sister Acts
    * Three Men And A Babe

  • your followership sees a lot more movies than i do.

  • Yes. I want it, too.

    1. MicroCosmos
    2. The Neverending Story
    3. Tombstone
    4. Tommy Boy
    5. Casino Royale

  • 1. Castaway
    2. Robinson Crusoe
    3. Six Days Seven Nights
    4. Into the Wild
    5. Alive

  • Monty Pythons Flying Circus
    The Importance of Being Ernest
    Mask of Zorro
    Better Off Dead
    Oceans 11

  • pretty please?

  • OK, forgot my movies:

    1) Waiting for Guffman
    2) Wet Hot American Summer
    3) Now and Then
    4) Roman Holiday
    5) Forest Gump

  • Speaking of snakes. Anaconda is the best movie ever!!!

  • Hmm:

    1) Pitch Black
    2) The Beastmaster
    3) Finding Nemo (Pixar movies have incredible rewatchability. I know, I used to work retail)
    4) Ghostbusters
    5) Something something something something dark side

  • I’ve wanted this book since your review.

    My picks:
    When Harry Met Sally
    The Godfather
    Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
    The Big Lebowski
    Lost in Translation

  • - Oh brother where art thou
    – Joe v. the Volcano
    – Army of Darkness
    – The big lebowski
    – Shawshank redemption

  • I use your site for the University of Oklahoma’s Facebook site. I love the maps you bring up for discussion.

    Top 5 Movies for desert islands

    1) North by Northwest
    2) Blazing Saddles
    3) Robin Hood- Men in Tights
    4) Hot Shots!
    5) Hunt for Red October

  • - The original Star Wars trilogy (counted as one)
    – The Godfather
    – The Wedding Singer
    – Battlestar Galactica (not a movie, I know, but better than most)
    – an instructional video on how to escape a deserted island

  • Raiders of the Lost Ark
    Army of Darkness
    Serenity
    The Princess Bride
    The Matrix

  • Citizen Kane
    Dr No
    Apocalypse Now
    Dr Strangelove or :How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb
    2001: A Space Odyssee

  • * The Hunt for the Red October

    * Shawshank redemption

    * Fight Club

    * Raiders of the Lost Ark

    * Matrix

  • * Bottle Rocket
    * The Royal Tenenbaums
    * Amelie
    * Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon
    * The Philadelphia Story

    I’m currently learning Python, and trying to absorb everything I can on data visualization. This book would go far for me.

  • La Battaglia di Algeri
    The Deer Hunter
    Dr. Strangelove
    In the Heat of the Night
    One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest

  • No particular order:

    Royal Tenenbaums
    Shawshank Redemption
    The Princess Bride
    Swingers
    Clerks

  • 1. Anaconda II: Day of the Python
    2. The Life & Times of Edward Tufte
    3. How to Get Ahead in Visualization
    4. Escape from Data Mountain
    5. Forrest-for-the-Trees Gump

  • Kirt Onthank March 26, 2010 at 1:12 pm

    1. The Kite Runner
    2. The Fellowship of the Ring
    3. The Two Towers
    4. The Return of the King
    5. Munich

  • Rushmore
    O Brother Where Art Thou?
    A Thousand Clowns
    UHF
    Fist of Legend

  • Young Frankenstein (never gets old)
    The Jerk (a tale of redemption!)
    Strictly Ballroom
    The Thin Man (banter will be refreshing while I’m waiting for rescue)
    Brazil (to help me appreciate being stuck on a desert island)

  • hmm…

    The Incredibles
    Chocolate
    Life of Brian
    Brother, Where Art Thou
    High Fidelity

    Love python!

  • These are movies that don’t get old when you watch them over and over again. Like almost anything by the Coen Brothers.
    * No Country for Old Men
    * Kiss Kiss Bang Bang
    * Dr. Strangelove
    * Usual Suspects
    * In Bruges

    (Someone above listed 2001: Space Odyssey, and wow, that’s appropriate. But I’d put that one in the 5 books list instead.)

  • * Blade Runner (Director’s Cut)
    * Clockwork Orange
    * Spaceballs
    * The Empire Strikes Back
    * Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan

    Plus Star Wars, Full Metal Jacket and The Apostle.

  • * Mulholland Drive
    * The Big Lebowski
    * Hackers
    * Boyz in the Hood
    * Monty Python and the Holy Grail

  • The Departed
    It’s a Wonderful Life
    The Godfather, Part II
    Wall Street
    The Breakfast Club

    Try to guess the theme?

  • 1. Animals are Amazing: Secrets of Survival/Living on the Edge
    2. Secrets to Survival
    3. Man Vs. Wild Season 1
    4. Man Vs Wild Season 2
    5 Survivor Man Series 1

    Hopefully I would learn something to stay alive, because if I was on a desert Island right now without my Internet connection…

  • Big Lebowski
    Royal Tenenbaums
    Forrest Gump
    Eternal Sunshine
    Where the Wild Things Are

  • Sweet! Thanks Nathan.

    WALL-E
    Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid
    Smoke
    Goodnight, and Good Luck
    White

  • Hummmm, only 5….

    1. Apocalypse Now
    2. Bladerunner
    3. (Any one of) Earth, Fire, Water by Deepa Mehta
    4. Fargo
    5. Dark Star

  • 1. Shawshank Redemption
    2. The Matrix
    3. Back to the Future
    4. Rainmaker
    5. Primer

  • 1. 12 Angry Men
    2. Chariots of Fire
    3. Judgment at Nuremberg
    4. Apollo 13
    5. The Mouse that Roared

  • 1) Empire Strikes Back
    2) White Men Can’t Jump
    3) Serenity
    4) Disney’s Robin Hood
    5) 300

  • 1.) Jim Jarmusch’s Dead Man
    2.) Blade Runner
    3.) Apocalypse Now
    4.) The Matrix
    5.) Miller’s Crossing

  • casey goodlett March 26, 2010 at 4:40 pm

    The Big Lebowski
    Office Space
    High Fidelity
    Rudy
    Boondock Saints

  • The Good, the Bad and the Ugly
    O Brother, Where Art Thou?
    The Departed
    Rushmore
    The Apartment

  • Memento
    Shawshank Redemption
    Clerks
    Forrest Gump
    Falling Down

  • The Dark Knight
    500 Days of Summer
    X Men 2
    The Incredibles
    Legend of Drunken Master

  • * English Patient
    * Chinatown
    * Lawrence of Arabia
    * No Country for Old Men
    *

  • Fifth Element
    Easy Virtue
    How to Train Your Dragon
    Thank You for Smoking
    Spirited Away

  • 1. Shawshank Redemption
    2. Swingers
    3. Braveheart
    4. The Brave Little Toaster (that’s right, the brave little toaster)
    5. Casablanca

  • If I’m going to be on a desert island, I want movies that will eat up lots of time by spurring inordinate amounts of contemplation.

    1. Why has Bodhidharma Left for the East?
    2. Hero (the one with Jet Li starring)
    3. A Clockwork Orange
    4. Blade Runner
    5. Harold and Kumar Go to White Castle (need a break from the contemplation)

  • * Lost in Translation
    * Jurassic Park
    * Rocky
    * Lord of the Rings
    * Fantastic Mr. Fox

  • Miller’s Crossing
    Radio Days
    The Apartment
    Some Like it Hot
    Adaptation

  • 1. Cool Hand Luke
    2. Being There
    3. Friday
    4. The Gods Must Be Crazy
    5. Terminator Salvation

  • 1. space odyssey 2001
    2. apocalypse now
    3. no country for old men
    4. once upon a time in the west
    5. twelve monkey

    on a second thought though…

    1. briana loves jenna
    2. virtual sex with jenna jameson
    3. actiongirls.com: volume 1
    4. the private life of silvia saint
    5. japan fuck 1 race

  • 1. The Boxer
    2. Training Day
    3. Star Wars ep 2
    4. Hotel Rwanda
    5. In America

  • Err… ep 2 up there, should have been episode 5… The Empire Strikes Back.

  • 1. Pulp Fiction
    2. Shawshank Redemption
    3. Kung Fu Panda
    4. Raiders of Lost Ark
    5. Hellboy 1

  • If given the choice between five movies and five books, it’d be books hands down, and I’d have a hard time figuring out what movies I’d want.

    Books:
    Starship Troopers or Time Enough for Love
    Lord of the Rings trilogy
    Snow Crash

    And then I’d have to think about it.

    But I’d love that book…

  • Tolga Akgoz March 26, 2010 at 8:32 pm

    1 – indiana jones: raiders of the last ark
    2 – vertigo
    3 – charade
    4 – talented ripley
    5 – lawrence of arabia

  • 5 Desert Island Movies?
    5: 5th Element
    4: Star Wars
    3: Brazil
    2: The Matrix
    1: Casablanca

  • A beautiful mind
    Star wars episode 3
    LoTRs 1-3

  • Cherie Barr March 26, 2010 at 11:04 pm

    1. Lord of the Rings (the trilogy)
    2. Good Fellas
    3. Fifth Element
    4. No Country for Old Men
    5. Hedwig and the Angry Inch

  • Matthew Ebersviller March 26, 2010 at 11:15 pm

    Pulp Fiction
    Back to the Future
    Not Another Teen Movie
    The Big Lebowski
    O Brother, Where art thou?

  • 1) Mac Gyver series (perhaps I’d come across a solution to get my ass out of the desert)

    2) BBC Planet Earth series

    3) The Neverending Story

    4) Avatar

    5) Mary Poppins

  • 1. The man from Snowy River
    2. Bourne identity
    3. Ruthless People
    4. Cars
    5. The Count of Monte Christo

  • I guess.

    1. The butterfly effect
    2. The godfather
    3. The fountain
    4. 2010 a space odyssey.
    5. A beautiful mind

  • 1. Howard the Duck
    2. Leonard Part 6
    3. Waterworld
    4. Glitter
    5. The Adventures of Pluto Nash

    Mostly because the pain of watching these movies would make me forget about the pain of being stranded on a desert island.

  • Godfather
    Indiana Jones
    Apocalypse Now
    Casablanca
    Monty Python and the Holy Grail

  • E.T.
    Crouching Tiger, HIdden Dragon
    Tender Mercies
    Empire Strikes Back
    Up

  • Gone in 60 Seconds
    The Matrix
    Hard to Kill
    Under Siege
    Dumb and Dumber

  • 1. big lebowski – I can attest that this movie is highly re-watchable.
    2. amelie – this is a cute movie, and more than that could be used to study french. you’re going to be bored.
    3. pan’s labyrinth – same as 2.) but for spanish.
    4. 2001: space odyssey- beautiful music and visually stunning. this is also a movie that I have found that I liked more the more i watch it.
    5. a home video. keep sanity would probably be the largest key to survival and anchoring to previous happiness would be important.

  • 1) Groundhog Day
    2) Die Hard
    3) Shawshank Redemption
    4) First Blood
    5) Animal House

  • 1. BraveHeart
    2. LOTR Fellowship of the Ring
    3. The Matrix
    4. 2001: A Space Odyssey
    5. Star Wars, Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back

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  • I’d like that.

    Casablanca
    Rain Man
    Chinatown
    The African Queen
    North by Northwest

  • I’ll have to go with:

    1) Children of Men
    2) Wall-E
    3) Star Wars
    4) Casablanca
    5) The Big Lebowski (narrowly over The Fountain or Garden State)

  • Star Wars
    Godfather 1
    Godfather 2
    Shawshank Redemption
    Barry Lyndon

  • Really enjoying the lists I’ve seen. Mine:

    Almost Famous
    The Incredibles
    Run, Lola, Run
    Tron
    Indiana Jones Raiders of the Lost Ark

    That book will be really helpful for my current project, thanks! :-)

  • Clerks
    Princess Mononoke
    Wall-E
    The Big Lebowski
    The Imaginarium of Dr. Parnassus

  • 1. As Good as it Gets
    2. Good Will Hunting
    3. Monty Python and the Holy Grail
    4. Malice
    5. Caddyshack

  • - Not Another Teen Movie
    – Pulp Fiction
    – Koyaanisqatsi
    – The Big Lebowski
    – Usual Suspect

  • * To Kill a Mockingbird
    * Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (my favorite of the HP movies)
    * Milagro Beanfield War
    * Winged Migration
    * Some kind of box set of Dorothy Sayers / Lord Peter Wimsey mysteries from Masterpiece Theater or BBC or what have you

  • 1. Blade Runner
    2. Apocalypse Now
    3. Pulp Fiction
    4. Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark
    5. The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring

  • (In no particular order)

    Lista de Espera
    Gattaca
    Train of Life
    Spirited Away
    Some subset of survivor man episodes…preferably ones where he is stranded on a desert island…

  • 1) To Live
    2) Rashomon
    3) The Magnificent Seven
    4) Citizen Kane
    5) A Day at the Races

  • The Big Lebowski
    Pulp Fiction
    Scarface
    Napoleon Dynamite
    Blood In, Blood Out

  • Focusing on titles that I know from experience can withstand dozens of screenings:

    1. Coming to America
    2. A backup copy of Coming to America
    3. Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown (P. Almodovar)
    4. Berlin Alexanderplatz (it’s 50 hours long)
    5. Something for the children one would eventually have to have to keep civilization going — for example, Duck Tales the Movie

  • mamá pitufo March 28, 2010 at 5:14 am

    the ones I watch again every few months,
    Fight Club
    Lost in Translation
    The Bourne Ultimatum
    HIgh Fidelity
    Innocence: Ghost in the shell

  • Cyn Schoenbrun March 28, 2010 at 8:11 am

    Only 5?!

    Serenity
    Shawshak Redemption
    Mystery Men
    Dream Girls
    The Sixth Sense

  • They definitely have to be movies that I’ve enjoyed watching many times:

    1. Donnie Darko
    2. Blade Runner
    3. The Big Lebowski
    4. 2001: A Space Odyssey
    5. Fight Club

  • 1. Robinson Crusoe (for instruction)

    2. American Beauty (for beauty)
    3. The Matrix (for excitement)

    4. Pi (to remind me not to let my brain melt into a pile of mush while on the island)

    5. Primer (to know for sure whether my brain has melted into a pile of mush)

  • Yes please!

    1. Pan’s Labyrinth
    2. Imagine Me and You
    3. Dogma
    4. Return of the King
    5. What’s Eating Gilbert Grape

  • 1. Office space
    2. Sneakers
    3. The Matrix
    4. The Terminator
    5. Swordfish

  • Whee!

    1. Lost in Translation
    2. The Muppet Movie
    3. It’s a Wonderful Life
    4. Christmas Eve on Sesame Street
    5. Fight Club

  • 1. Shawshank Redemption
    2. Annie Hall
    3. Garden State
    4. Hable Con Ella
    5. The Usual Suspects

  • 1. Green for Danger
    2. Ice Cold in Alex
    3. The Italian Job (1969)
    4. Shackleton (1982)
    5. The Wooden Horse

  • How would we be watching the movies? Little or big screen? If little screen, then:
    1. Bladerunner
    2. Big Lebowski
    3. Shawn of the Dead
    4. 2001
    5. Death in Venice

  • Can’t win if you don’t enter, I guess…

    1. Flashdance
    2. Top Secret
    3. Sixteen Candles
    4. Deuce Biggalow, Male Giggalo
    5. Showgirls

    Hmm…maybe can reconsider…does Netflix deliver to this island?

  • Mario Gamboa-Cavazos March 28, 2010 at 7:31 pm

    I love this book! I borrowed it temporarily from a friend, but no longer have it :-( I should have kept it!

  • 1. Manhattan
    2. Miller’s Crossing
    3. Real Genius
    4. The Matrix
    5. O Brother, Where Art Thou?

  • 1. Shawshank Redemption
    2. The Big Lebowski
    3. O Brother, Where Art Thou?
    4. Monsters Inc.
    5. When Harry Met Sally

  • 1. Forest Gump
    2. Wall-E
    3. Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
    4. The Usual Suspects
    5. Rounders

  • Chris Pudney March 28, 2010 at 10:53 pm

    Blade Runner
    Apocalypse Now
    The Hangover
    Kill Bill vol. 1
    Kill Bill vol. 2

  • Cartographer March 28, 2010 at 10:55 pm

    1. Fifth Element
    2. English Patient
    3. Shawshank Redemption
    4. Sin City
    5. Christmas Vacation

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